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What Should I Do if I Get in a Car Accident?

A car accident can happen in the blink of an eye. What you do next will help strengthen your case for compensation for your damages in a car accident claim. 

Car accidents can lead to significant damages: physical, financial, or emotional. Fortunately, filing a car accident claim against the person or entity responsible can help you to recover compensation. If you’ve wondered what to do after a Pensacola car accident, read on to find out.

What to Do After an Accident

When someone else causes your car accident, it can be a disorientating experience. The good news is that taking the proper steps after an accident can set you up to file a successful claim. If you’ve been injured, here’s what to do: 

  • Exchange Information – Swap insurance information, as well as other relevant details, such as name and address. 
  • Report Accident to Police – In Florida, you’re obligated to file a police report when damages or injuries have occurred. If an officer responds to the scene of the accident, this step may already be done. 
  • Gather Evidence – If possible, snap some pictures of the scene, and get the contact information of any witnesses.
  • Seek Medical Treatment – Get treatment and document your injuries for later. 
  • Contact a Lawyer – If serious injuries are at play, consulting an experienced attorney is recommended to help you secure maximum compensation. 

Contact a Trusted Lawyer 

Injured in a car accident? A lawyer with Gross & Schuster, P.A. will tirelessly fight to win you a maximum settlement. 

You can schedule your free, no-hassle case consultation today by calling 850-434-3333 or by filling out the form below. 

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